Everything from food and cooking equipment to pots, pans, small appliances, and more. Your kitchen storage should work for you.

Consider incorporating these 10 clever solutions into your kitchen design.

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Cutlery and Utensil Storage Drawers

Flatware and small utensils are best stored in drawers with dividers to separate and organize. Place them near your dishwasher and cooking prep areas for an easy reach.

Trash and Recycling Bins

Trash cans can be odorous, and if you have pets, chances are one of them will rummage through your bins. Positioned near the sink and prep areas, a pull-out trash cabinet will be out of sight.

Tray and Baking Sheet Storage

Whether placed in your base cabinets or above your refrigerator or wall oven, tray dividers add value to underutilized kitchen areas.

Roll-Out Trays

Maximize space with roll-out trays in your base cabinets. Or turn the false front drawer in front of your kitchen sink into one with hidden hinges and a tray for wet sponges and scrub brushes.

Pull-Out Pantry

Store spices, dry goods, and other cooking essentials in a pull-out pantry.
Or install a pull-out cutting board and it’s easy to toss scraps straight into the trash bin just below.

Go Vertical

Store lesser-used gadgets in higher cabinets. Add them in above your range hood and windows to squeeze in as much storage space as possible. A sliding ladder can help you reach to the top of your ceiling.

Hide Appliances

Instead of keeping your appliances, like a toaster or microwave, out in plain sight, create a sliding door on the counter. Or better yet, install a built-in dispenser for coffee and water.

Island Drawers

Get the most out of your kitchen island by adding drawers on both sides for extra storage space or make one side a hidden rack for wine.

Add Shelves

Shelving, tucked underneath cabinets, on your backsplash or in a tight corner, gives you space for glassware or other items you frequently use. Add floating shelves on either side or above a window to display decorative plates, bowls, and art.

Refrigerator Drawers

Mini refrigerator drawers incorporated into your cabinet layout will make entertaining prep work a breeze.

A well designed kitchen is all about customizing it for the way you work. Creative Storage Ideas for the space to include everything you want within reach. Let us help you create the perfect storage solutions for your kitchen.


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